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  • Mariana Trench

    Research professor, paleoceanographer...Hollywood collaborator?

    James Gardner of the UNH Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping and the Joint Hydrographic Center added an unusual credential to his CV this summer when he signed over rights to Warner Bros....
  • Mary Beth Mattingly

    UNH Research: School Districts Continue to Restrain and Seclude Students with a Disability

    Despite numerous states making policy revisions in recent years, students with disabilities in some school districts are restrained and secluded at an alarming rates, according to new research at the...
  • elinor purrier on the track

    Roaring to the Finish

     Elinor Purrier ’17 is fast. Really fast. The sophomore distance runner placed first among women at the New England Cross Country Championships in Boston recently; she was named “women’s performer of...
  • emerald ash borer larvae

    Extension Enlists Allies to Battle Ash Tree Pest

    Emerald ash borer larvae eat away new wood that supports tree growth. The shiny green, half-inch-long bugs on display one recent evening at Canterbury Shaker Village don’t sting or bite or carry a...
  • crossword puzzle

    Get Puzzled!

    Brendan Emmett Quigley '96 is a professional puzzle maker whose work appears regularly in The New York Times. Among other outlets, Quigley's puzzles also run in the The Los Angeles Times, The New...
  • Hackers

    Hackers Beware

    This spring, some of the world's wiliest hackers gathered at UNH in an attempt to bring down powerful corporate networks. But no one on campus was worried; in fact, the hackers were welcomed. They...
  • white pines

    Touchdown in the Ozone

    One-hundred-foot-tall white pine by the Soucook River in Loudon, NH. Photo courtesy of Phil Browne. Until this past February, Barry Rock had no idea that over twenty years of scientific data gathered...
  • club sports team members

    The Other Wildcats

    Representatives of the University's thriving and diverse club sports scene gather at the wildcat sculpture. National champions. Regional gold medal-winners. Second-best player in the U.S. Wildcat...
  • peter wilkinson

    Super Fan, Super Student

    Lancaster, New Hampshire has a population of about 3,500. It’s where Peter Wilkinson ‘15 grew up, one of 86 seniors in his graduating class at the regional high school. A top student with so much...
  • adrienne hill

    Mastering Gravity

    Adrienne Hill ’15 knows her way around the centrifuge.
  • andres mejia with friends

    Community Builder

    Students relax at OMSA, aka "home-sa." l to r: Selena Tavarez, Ashley Gonzalez, and Andres Mejia. Take a photo of Andres Mejia ’14 in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) suite in the...
  • brittany kokoszka with dairy cow

    For Cows and CREAM: Never a Day Off

    Brittany Kokoszka, a sophomore from Franklin, MA, meets a red-and-white milk cow in the herd at Saturday's open house for CREAM, a class of 25 UNH students who spend an academic year managing the 25-...
  • kelly taveras and sophia burke

    UNH Alumna, Undergraduate Receive Fulbright Grants

    UNH graduate Sophia Burke ’13 of Belmont, Mass., and senior Spanish major Kelly Taveras ’14 of Manchester have received Fulbright grants for the 2014-2015 academic year. Burke, an environmental...
  • the white house - graphic

    UNH Tapped to Help White House Task Force End Campus Sexual Assault

    The University of New Hampshire is one of three universities tapped by a White House task force to do further research related to ending campus sexual assault.
  • jasmin cesko


    Jasmin Cesko’s earliest memories are of huddling in Bosnian bomb shelters in his mother’s arms while his father fought on the frontlines.
  • students on moore fields tower

    State of Flux

    Lucie Lepine and Frankie Sullivan on the Moore Fields tower preparing for instrument installation. Photo by Andrew Ouimette, UNH-EOS. Since 2003, the Bartlett Experimental Forest in the White...
  • amber craft conduting research on student

    Step by Step

    Amber Craft ’15 demonstrates how she measures muscle fatigue for her research project. Classmate Jimmy Golden ’14 volunteers as the test subject.
  • UNtel innovation award winners

    Solar-Powered Success

    The Granite State Ventures team (L-R: Daniel Crowley, Professor Jeffrey Sohl, Bridget Fay, Cole Jaillet, Andrew Nelligan, Jeffrey Moore) and their award-winning TiltOne power point tracking system...
  • jake debow

    In His Father’s Footsteps

    At home in the woods: Jake DeBow has an abiding love for the Granite State with its immediate access to the natural world and abundant wildlife. Photo by Victoria Forester Courtland
  • life safe phone logo

    Mobile Safety App to Improve Campus Safety

    The University of New Hampshire Police Department is taking a proactive step to help increase campus safety and communication with the launch of a new free mobile app this spring for UNH students,...
  • tim marquis

    Goldwater Honors

    Timothy Marquis '15
  • students at equator sign

    From Field to Classroom

    Last summer, Stuart Grandy brought something unexpected back from Uganda: a new perspective on teaching soil chemistry.
  • archeology collage

    Open Archaeology Day at UNH April 17

    April 17th, 3:00 – 5:00p.m. Come and try your hand at flint knapping, atlatl throwing, and hand-forming pottery. There will also be prehistoric food to sample! Huddleston Hall, G16 (basement)
  • stella and doug scamman

    2014 Granite State Award and Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

    Stella and Douglas Scamman will receive a 2014 Granite State Award from the University of New Hampshire at commencement May 17, 2014. A Stratham couple active in state politics and a Portsmouth-based...
  • women's commission award winners

    Congratulations to 2014 Women's Commission Award Recipients

    On March 27, the Women’s Commission celebrated 42 years of advocacy for policy change and programming that invites the full participation of women in education and employment at UNH.
  • participants in plant breeding efforts in africa

    Growing a Solution

    Instructors and students of the African Plant Breeding Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. In the backyard gardens of sub-Saharan Africa, many people plant traditional strains of millet, teff, pigeon pea,...
  • breanna edelstein and ericka depervil with camera

    Tools of the Trade

    Breanna Edelstein ’14 (left) shares shots with Ericka Dupervil ’14 as they create a video for the 45-minute Film Festival in Tom Haines’s class. Journalism has gone online, and the way we read, view...
  • fred olsen on stage speaking to students

    A Hit with Students

    Fred Olsen '97 addresses a standing room only audience about his journey from UNH to the Front Office of the Boston Red Sox. What are the odds of a kid growing up in Durham, never pursuing baseball...
  • vinny mwano

    For Congolese Native, Education is Everything

    Every student who comes to UNH has a story. Few carry with them memories of gunfire. Vinny Mwano does, faintly now because it’s been 14 years since the UNH junior left behind his homeland, the...
  • potted flowers in greenhouse

    Spring Arrives at the UNH Greenhouse

    The annual open house at the University of New Hampshire’s Macfarlane greenhouses, a popular rite of spring, is March 28-29, 2014 Usher in spring with a visit to the University of New Hampshire...
  • martin wosnik and military student

    Patriot Act

    UNH mechanical engineering professor Martin Wosnik (right) was honored with a Patriotic Employer Award from the New Hampshire Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (NHESGR) Committee for his...
  • jennifer lee

    Lights, Camera, Commencement

    The first woman to direct an animated feature film for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Lee, will deliver UNH's commencement address Saturday, May 17, 2014. In March, Lee...
  • naithan couse

    Thompson School Makes A Difference to Aspiring Businessman

    Naithan Couse’s company, Make a Difference Landscaping, runs seven landscaping crews and each has its own specialty: mowing, construction, irrigation and lighting, and general maintenance. With 18...
  • emily quigley

    Finding Her Perfect Balance

    From the ages of 14 to 18, Emily Quigley lived in the New Hampshire Foster Care System and was a resident for a while at the Dover Children’s Home in Dover, N.H. After earning a high school...
  • jennifer lee and colleagues with ocscar awards

    And The Oscar Goes To...

    Oscar winner Jennifer (Rebecchi) Lee '92 flanked by Chris Buck (l) and Peter Del Vecho (r) at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Photo by Jason LaVeris/GettyImages.
  • horseshoe crab

    Research Makes a Difference

    New research from Plymouth State University and the University of New Hampshire indicates that collecting and bleeding horseshoe crabs for biomedical purposes causes short-term changes in their...
  • American History Rocks in Manchester

    American History Rocks in Manchester

    Whether he is inspiring students in his classes about the 1960s through the prism of popular culture and social movements, making a lasting scholarly contribution to the field of American history as...
  • jim burchell in community work

    Community Activist Jim Burchell ’80 Continues to Give Back

    Jim Burchell at a ribbon cutting ceremony for a water project that brought piped potable water to homes in a Regadio neighborhood for the first time since the people started living there 80 years ago...
  • image of brain and memory

    Most of Us Have Made Best Memories by Age 25

    By the time most people are 25, they have made the most important memories of their lives, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire. Researchers at UNH have found that when...
  • students building ROV

    “Bots” Build Teamwork

    L to r, Christopher Barr and Tyler Fausnacht cut an acrylic tube for the UNH-ROV.
  • NE FIRST Robotics Competition

    FIRST Class

    Flying balls, scoring goals, and cheering teammates are no strangers to UNH’s Lundholm Gym. But motors, circuit breakers, and robots? Not so much. Except on March 6 and 7, when more than 1,000 teens...
  • erica johnson with roses

    Coming Up Roses

    Erica Johnson in her element at the Macfarlane Greenhouse Facility
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  • john mayer

    Mr. Personality

    It's a big job to establish an ability or intelligence," says Jack Mayer, psychology professor and author of Personal Intelligence: The Power of Personality and How It Shapes Our Lives." Being...
  • julia heinlein

    Pathway to Work

    Julia Heinlein opened Vanish Laser Studio in Portsmouth on Jan. 3, 2014, with help from the NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC) as part of the state’s new Pathway to Work program. When...
  • Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the moon

    Luna Tunes

    Artist's rendition of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the moon. The CRaTER telescope is seen pointing out at the bottom right center of the LRO spacecraft. Illustration by Chris Meaney/NASA You...
  • financial aid graphic

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I apply for financial aid?
  • andrew phinney

    At the Heart of Medicine

    During the summer following his freshman year, Andrew Phinney ’14 held an internship with the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Washington Heights, NY. He spent...
  • "whales and nations' book cover

    UNH Historian Recounts Effort to Regulate Whaling Industry in New Book

    Before commercial whaling was outlawed in the 1980s, diplomats, scientists, bureaucrats, environmentalists, and sometimes even whalers themselves attempted to create an international regulatory...
  • meredith cline

    Meredith Cline ’15

    Business Administration Andover, N.H. “One of the smallest towns in the history of the world.” -MC What made you want to choose this course of study?
Communications and Public Affairs